The “Ten Percent” Rule For Runners: Fact or Fiction? + MORE

The “Ten Percent” Rule For Runners: Fact or Fiction? + MORE
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If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

Have you ever said something to your child you wished you could take back? Between the car ride to the game, the stands, the sidelines, and the car ride home from the game, there’s a lot of damaging words spoken by parents to their athletes. Words can hurt. Words can cause lifelong damage. W.... More »

MORE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERSITY: Every Athlete Will Encounter It – and What You Need to Say

Let me ask you this. What have you have learned, or your kids have learned, from dealing with adversity in sports. And along those lines, when your youngster runs into a setback, how do you – as an adult – let them handle this important life lesson? In my mind, when it comes to kids in sports .... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: What To Do When Neither Team Tries to Win….

Game-Fixing and Youth Coaching Ethics By Doug Abrams Under the headline, “Two Youth Teams Apparently Fixed a Match At a Tournament,” Fox Soccer writer Alex Dowd described a U-18 girls game played on July 28 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. He reported that the two .... More »

Teach Your Child to Treat an Opponent Like a Sister!

Before you laugh and call me crazy, listen to what I mean when I say, “Treat Your Opponent Like a Sister”. It’s probably not what you are thinking!   Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. .... More »
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Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

This is the second in a series of podcasts on Mental Toughness. Today, I welcome VJ Stanley, youth sports expert, speaker, and author of Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports. VJ’s book focuses on achieving balanced excellence and health while embracing the value of playing for fun. In other words,.... More »
Most dads are task masters at handing out “Life Lessons” advice to their kids. “Gather round. Let me share my wisdom. Back in my day. This is how the world works. Be like Dad.” It’s all good. But sometimes, quite often in fact, we could learn a boatload of life lessons from our children…

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Have you noticed that there’s a new player in the sports media field? It’s TMZ, which broke the Ray Rice elevator video this week. TMZ also had scoops with the Donald Sterling audio this spring and the news last year that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was being investigated by police for an alleged sexual assault…

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11 Youth Basketball Coaching Tips


 1410373459 1844901538 The “Ten Percent” Rule For Runners: Fact or Fiction? + MOREAt any practice for a youth basketball team, you’ll likely see coaches working on many of the sames things:  team defense, shooting form, offensive plays, the triple threat position and more. Many basketball fundamentals are covered in some fashion by nearly all coaches. How coaches teach those fundamentals, and reinforce them, go a long way to establishing player development and team effectiveness…

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youth football tournaments 1410373457 1677920989 The “Ten Percent” Rule For Runners: Fact or Fiction? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Common advice for runners returning from injury or other layoff is to increase weekly mileage by 10%
While I find that to be a generally good starting point, some runners are able to increase mileage faster and others must go even more slowly
From the orthopedic sports medicine standpoint, I often tailor return to running programs based upon the athlete’s unique injury situation

I often see young athletes with lower extremity stress fractures from running…

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